News/Iraq

Iraq recaptures Hamrin mountains from Daesh

Iraqi forces on Saturday captured the Hamrin mountains in northern Iraq from the Daesh terrorist group, according to the Iraqi military. In a statement, Army…

Iraqi forces retake town in Kirkuk from Daesh

Iraqi forces have announced the recapture of a town in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, from Daesh, one of the group's last enclaves in the country. “The…

Iraq urges KRG to cancel referendum results

The Iraqi government has called on the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to cancel the results of an independence referendum before engaging in dialogue. "The KRG…
A ban on international flights into Iraq's Kurdish region has gone into effect after the central government in Baghdad retaliated against a vote for secession…

Iran and Iraq to hold joint border drills

The Iranian and Iraqi armies will hold joint drills at several crossings on Iran's border with the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan, according to officials.…

Haider al-Abadi vows to use law to control Kurds

Iraq's prime minister says his government will use the "tools offered by the constitution and the law" amid rising tensions following a referendum that saw…

Iraq: ISIL kills seven soldiers in Anbar province

ISIL fighters have killed at least seven Iraqi soldiers and wounded 16 others in a series of attacks in the country's Anbar province, security sources…
Iraq’s Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday requested foreign airlines suspend flights to the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) area by Friday. The move follows Monday’s referendum…
Iraqi lawmakers are lobbying to sack President Fuad Masum and Kurdish MPs, amid tension of a controversial referendum on the secession of northern Iraq’s Kurdish…

Iraqi military chief to meet Turkish counterpart

Iraqi military chief arrived in Ankara on Saturday to meet Turkish Gen. Hulusi Akar, a military official said. Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Gen. Othman…
Iraq's prime minister says government forces have begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…
Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an interview. If…
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in Tal…

ISIL evacuation deal angers Iraq

Iraqis have denounced a Hezbollah and Syria-backed deal allowing fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group…
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